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Foot And Limb Salvage


Board Certified Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Podiatry located in Palm Desert, CA & Indio, CA

Diabetes, vascular disease, and foot and ankle trauma — to name a few — can all lead to serious issues that can increase your risk of amputation. But board-certified podiatrist, Ben Wehrli, DPM, of Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute provides advanced limb salvage care right in this Rancho Mirage, California, clinic. Book your limb salvage evaluation online, or call the office directly to schedule.

Foot and Limb Salvage

What is limb salvage?

Limb salvage involves taking surgical measures to improve tissue health by promoting healing and resolving underlying infections. The goal of limb salvage is to restore your quality of life through regenerative medicine, reconstructive surgery, and possibly tissue grafting.

Saving your limb requires your dedicated surgeon to spend time educating you about your condition and guiding you through your customized treatment process. Modern limb salvage procedures are highly technical and advanced, and they are used as often as possible to avoid amputation.

Which limb-threatening conditions can be treated?

At Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute, you can receive personalized limb salvage care for the most complex of conditions. The team of board-certified podiatrists regularly care for patients who suffer from:

  • Advanced peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Lower extremity wound infection from diabetes
  • Acute and chronic infections
  • Foot or ankle trauma
  • Inherited deformities
  • Malignant tumors
  • Charcot foot


No matter which type of condition, injury, or ailment you have, you can expect compassionate and effective limb salvage care at Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute.

What happens during limb salvage surgery?

Just as no two patients are alike, no two limb salvage procedures are the same. Your surgery is tailored to your specific condition. Most limb salvage surgeries are performed under general anesthesia, which allows your foot and ankle surgeon to make complex repairs.

Your practitioner removes any damaged tissue, including tumors or growths, repairs tissues or nerves, and even performs tissue grafting if needed. They may also need to reconnect or replace blood vessels to promote proper blood flow to the area.

In most cases, as long as you come into Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute for an assessment before your condition worsens, you can experience a full recovery after your limb salvage procedure. The team has you follow up regularly to ensure your foot and ankle are healing properly and helps you get started on any postoperative care, like physical therapy.

If you have a limb-threatening condition, schedule an evaluation at Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute right away. You can book your visit online or over the phone.